Walter Jackson, Director of Global Partner Development, Consultant

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Walter Jackson brings over 25 years of experience in management psychology, executive coaching, and leadership to his role as Director of Global Partner Development, where he promotes the development and support of our network of Certified Partners around the globe. As the primary contact for our partners, he works with each of them to understand their practice, offer guidance on how to optimize their partnership with Bates, and help them to realize their personal and business objectives.

Walter has worked with a wide range of organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies over a variety of industries from financial services to media, biotech, and manufacturing. His experiences as an entrepreneur and senior executive in Fortune 500 companies provide him with a unique perspective on developing collaborative relationships with senior leaders and helping them to achieve their business objectives.

Walter is a certified Bates ExPI™ feedback provider. The Bates ExPI is the first and only research-based, scientifically validated assessment of executive presence.

Results Achieved

Walter’s experience as an executive in Fortune 500 companies includes serving as Vice President, Talent Management & Strategic Staffing for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he oversaw the development of an enterprise-wide, integrated talent management and leadership development system that supported an evolving new business strategy. As Corporate Vice President of Executive Development at Cablevision, he partnered with the CEO and senior leadership team to design and implement new organization and talent management systems that supported a major strategic transformation that included the reorganization of existing businesses and the acquisition and integration of new businesses.  

Expertise and Credentials

As an entrepreneur, he was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of US operations for Saville & Holdsworth, Ltd., (SHL, now CEB), helping to grow the US business and prepare the firm to go public in the UK. Walter was also co-founder and EVP of Navient, a startup talent management software and consulting firm.

He has served as a member of The Conference Board’s advisory panel on Talent Management and as a speaker at professional meetings with The Conference Board, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Northeast Human Resources Association. Walter is a licensed psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Boston College, his Master’s degree from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College.